60 Minutes had an entertaining story this evening about steeplechasing. Any fan of British novelist Dick Francis would recognize this kind of horse racing, although here we have different names for different styles. Apparently in the US we make a distinction: if the course is made up solely of wooden fences it’s called timber racing; if it has hedges and other forms of jumps it’s called hurdle racing.

If you like horses but missed it it’s worth a watch.

Success at timber racing requires a horse with both speed and stamina. CBS NEWS